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Airway Heights nominated for street grant

Airway Heights could receive another gift from the state's Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), one that will help make the city's sidewalks better at accommodating residents. The city was one of...

Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach last Monday and is headed off to...

Senate proposes contract with state hospitals and cities

For the last several years, Medical Lake requested state funding for policing and emergency medical services it provides to Eastern State Hospital. After years of no response, a proposed bill that was introduced in the current legislative session...

Council OKs water, wastewater contracts

The city of Cheney hopes to provide an improved source of water in the future through rehabilitation of its Well No. 5. At its Jan. 10 meeting, the City Council approved a $43,842 contract, not including tax, with Specialty Pumps of Spokane to do...

Sunwest to move to former Denny's grocery building

After several decades of making do with the location for Sunwest Automotive Engine at 120 S. Washington St. in Medical Lake, owner Mike Tareski is about to have some room to stretch out. Tareski...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 9 Harassment was reported on the 700 block of Betz Road. Jan. 10 A 2003 Nissan Maxima was impounded on the zero hundred block of West Second Street. Jan. 11 A 2006 Cadillac was impounded on the 100 block of Second Street. A 2008 Nissan...

Airway Heights to relocate Recovery No. 2 project

In October 2016, the Airway Heights City Council awarded a $322,483.48 bid to Blue Star Enterprises Northwest, Inc. for drilling and testing of a future well on the city’s Deno Road property. A couple of months later, crews encountered a snag in...

News Briefs

Cheney court honored Two Cheney Municipal Court officials were honored at the City Council’s Jan. 10 meeting. Court administrator Terri Cooper was presented with Court Management Council’s Court Manager of the Year award by Judge Greg Tripp....

Blackhawks back on top in Golden Feather game

By JOHN MCCALLUM Editor Cheney boys basketball head coach Gregg Smith noted that his team's win over Medical Lake in the annual Golden Feather Spirit Game snapped a three-game losing streak to the...

Medical Lake girls claim 'Feather' victory

While it was an overall team effort that delivered a first-ever victory for the Medical Lake girls over Cheney in last Thursday's Golden Feather spirit game series, it was easily the stats Jayda...

Blackhawks' return to pool competition is a success

Cheney boys swimming head coach Jennifer Hochwalt was a little worried heading into last Thursday's home meet between the Blackhawks and visiting Selah Vikings and a co-op team from East...

Medical Lake girls earns signature victory over Lakeside

To say the least, it was a big week for the Medical Lake girls’ basketball team. And the Cardinals showed they were equal to the task emerging with a pair of Northeast A League victories sandwiched around an emotional Golden Feather spirit game...

Eagle men need home wins

Last time out at Reese Court, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team got half the job done when it came to “protecting home court” as head coach Jim Hayford likes to say. Following a convincing 82-64 win over Montana State, the Eagles...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Jan. 19, EWU hosts Northern Arizona, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, EWU hosts Southern Utah, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, EWU at...

West Plains Scoreboard

BASKETBALL BOYS Great Northern League League Overall Team W L W L Clarkston 7 0 11 2 East Valley 3 3 8 6 West Valley 3 3 8 6 Pullman 2 3 9 4 Cheney 0 5 7 6 Hawks Box West Valley 11 10 13 12 – 46 Cheney 8 13 8 14 – 43 Cook 9, Hardt 2, Johnson 3,...

Cheney defeats West Valley in Great Northern match

The Cheney High wrestling team continued to roll through Great Northern League competition with a 37-33 win over West Valley, Jan. 12. “We knew we were going to be in a battle,” head coach Brad Rasmussen said. “Before the match, we (also)...

Cheney basketball squads edged by visiting West Valley in GNL play

The Cheney High School boys and girls basketball teams dropped a pair of close games to West Valley in the run up to last Thursday’s Golden Feather spirit game at Medical Lake. The Blackhawks fell 46-43 to the visiting Eagles while the Lady...

Cheney gymnastics finishes fourth at Shadle Park meet

The Cheney High gymnastics team came away with a fourth-place finish (134.325 points) at the Jan. 11 Greater Spokane League meet at Shadle Park. Alexis Miller was fourth in all-around scoring with 33.525 points. Her teammates Makayla Miller (29.6)...

Medical Lake ASB gives back

The Medical Lake High School Associated Student Body has been raising money for local organizations during the school year. In November, ASB officers presented a $1,412.32 check to the Friends for Children’s Marye Jorgensen (above). The money was...

'Hoops for Caitlin' charity basketball game at MLHS

The Medical Lake School District is coming together to host a charity basketball game, “Hoops for Caitlin,” at the high school, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. The event is to support Caitlin Butcher, a Medical Lake Middle School student who is battling...

Homeschool numbers consistent

After a sharp increase between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, Cheney School District’s home-based instruction student count has remained pretty much consistent the past three years. According to information from the district, homeschooled...

Westwood students reflect on how best to treat each other

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Sixth-graders in Westwood Middle School teacher Jennifer Ireland's English Language Arts and social studies classes have not only been learning about the history of the 1960s...

Five Medical Lake students qualify for All-NW bands

Medical Lake High School senior Nick Isherwood has played in the Washington Music Educators Association All-State and All-Northwest performing groups as a percussionist. When he travels to this...

Artist advice

Artist Jake Prendez (left) takes a moment to speak with Eastern Washington University student Angelica Garcia-Macias, sharing his life experience as an artist, as well as dispensing some advice...

Cheney School District to form school site selection committee

Cheney Public School officials have announced their intention to form a school site planning committee as part of their intention to purchase property for future new schools. The district, which stretches from the Spokane/Lincoln county line in the...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Jan. 20, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • Jan. 20, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0–18 months), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Jan. 20, Texas Hold’em (adults 50+), Wren Pierson...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in January 1942, a heavy coating of hoar frost, or rime, coated trees, wires, and fences for over a week. Old-timers remarked they could not recall a more spectacular show. Learn more about our area’s history at...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 18, 2007 A new liquor store opened its doors in Airway Heights on U.S. Highway 2 next to the Starbucks. Kevin and Kelly Osterberger, who also ran the Conoco West gas station, were...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Jan. 22. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

Spirit Games: High Spirits

The atmosphere was electric - and plenty loud - as Cheney visited Medical Lake on Jan. 12, 2017 for the eighth annual edition of the Golden Feather spirit game. For the eighth year in a row, Medical ...

Spirit Games: Medical Lake girls edge Lady Blackhawks

For the first time in the eight years that Medical Lake and Cheney have competed for the Golden Feather in the annual spirit game, the Cardinals came away with a victory, 56-55 when a late Lady...

Spirit Games: Lady Blackhawks fall short

The Cheney Lady Blackhawks tried but did not succeed in keeping their record unblemished against their West plains rivals from Medical Lake in the annual Golden Feather spirit game Jan. 12 in...

Spirit Games: Medical Lake boys' streak ends

Medical Lake had its two year string of success over Cheney on the basketball court end when the Blackhawks topped the Cardinals 65-56 on Jan. 12 in the annual Golden Feather Spirit Game. The...

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